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Damian Xander Ackerman

"You don't like me? Hell, I don't even like me."

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a character in “A Summer in Paris”, originally authored by ClaudiiBear, as played by RolePlayGateway

Description

Damian Xander Ackerman

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Full Name
Damian Xander Ackerman



Nick Names
He’s always just gone by Damian.



Age
Damian is twenty years of age.



Role
Paris Residents 3



Love Interest
Friend 3


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Distinct Markings

Damian has a a variety of tattoos covering his arms and chest, along with gauges in both ears.

Appearance

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Damian is, to say the least, the exact definition of that of a bad boy. He has the “scene” styled black hair, with dark brown, easily mistaken for black, eyes, and isn’t afraid to stand out, which is obvious.

He stands at around 5”8, but it doesn’t bother him that he’s on the short side. He’s far from looking anorexic, and has just enough muscle to fill him out, but no more than just that. His dressing style is another thing that causes him to stand out around the people in Paris. This usually consists of anything that is black. Very low-cut V-necks make up the majority of his shirts, and darker colours for his pants. As for his feet, he usually wears Vans, Converses, and his prized black combat boots, for those “special” occasions.

Likes

∞Monster Energy Drinks∞
”These are pretty much what keeps me going…well, that and alcohol, of course. Green, Blue, Rehab, Lemonade flavour, I’m not picky. I drink all of it.”
∞Alcohol∞
”I’m not addicted to the taste of alcohol, but hell, I have to admit, it takes off the stress that reality brings; so if you can take away that stress for an evening or two, why wouldn’t you?”
∞My Drum Set∞
”Ahh, my most prized possession…more than any one of my instruments, and I do have a variety, this is my most prized. I protect it with my life. No sarcasm.”
∞Sweet Guys∞
”You rarely ever find a bisexual guy that is just…well, sweet. Someone who isn’t so sure of themselves for whatever the reason may be; it’s a total turn on for me, probably considering that I am the exact opposite. Opposites attract, right?”
∞Writing Music∞
”I adore writing music. It is everything I am, and for a moment, everything that I feel is on a sheet of paper; a paper that will be heard by everyone. It really is an unexplainable feeling.”

Dislikes

∞The Colour Yellow∞
”I don’t why this colour bothers me as much as it does, but I just can’t stand it. It’s so happy and…cheery. Something that honestly annoys me.”
∞Religion∞
”Religion completely goes against everything I am. I’m open about who I am, and I am damn proud of that person. If you can’t accept that, well, look at how many fucks I give. None.”
∞Peppy girls∞
”Ehh…I don’t really know what to say about this. I simply can’t stand girls that are so upbeat and positive about everything. Just because you’ve had a silver spoon shoved up your ass for years, doesn’t mean everyone else has.”
∞Ignorance∞
”Ignorance is bliss? I don’t believe that at all. If you have no idea what is going on in the real world, well, that’s just too bad, then.”
∞Rap Music∞
”This should come to no surprise to anyone that knows me, or even sees me on the street. Alternative is my style for life. No exceptions.”


Secrets

I| Damian never truly ‘lost his virginity’ with a woman.
II| Damian is secretly suffering from depression, though he pushes it aside as best as he can.
III| Underneath his dark, seductive outer personality lies a guy who’s not at all what people expect, and most off all, he is lonely.
IV| Damian has never told anyone that he loves them. Ever.



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Personality

Damian is a very complex individual. He certainly has the character traits like that of a leader. He wants things to go a certain way, and if they do not…well, you don’t want to see that side of him. Don’t go thinking he’s a complete control freak, though, because when he isn’t playing with his band, and trying to keep things perfect, he can be a lot of fun…that is, if you consider fun that isn’t always legal, you catch my drift.

Damian can be a trouble maker, and it’s no surprise to anyone around Paris. He is known for just that. But, really, it’s all in good fun. At least, that is the way that he sees it. He’s never hurt anyone, nor would he ever. He’s been exposed to this kind of lifestyle from a young age, and it doesn’t faze him. Since joining the band that he now puts everything into, he’s doing better about acting out; but there are still those times when he just wants to have “fun.”

In addition to his “acting out,” Damian is known to have a temper. Not necessarily a violent one, he’s just the type of person that isn’t afraid to act out on his emotions. Especially when it has to do with his band. You can usually find him yelling at one of their many band practices, or complaining when things don’t go his way…this also brings me to my next topic: relationships. Damian’s temper tends to follow him into the few relationships that he’s been in. He’s extremely protective, and wants that person with him at all times. It can be a lot to take it for someone who’s been in a lot of relationships, and the fact that he likes inexperienced guys, doesn’t help. This has been the reason for the break-ups in just about all of his relationships.

History

Being born and raised in Paris, Damian has always wanted more out of life. He hates where he is, and would love nothing more than to find an escape away. But the truth is, since coming out to his parents at the age of sixteen; his lack of funds has always kept him here. He spent the majority of his late teen years staying with boyfriends, older than him of course that had their own place, or even just friends that had a place for him to take refuge in.
At the age of seventeen, he found himself playing the drums for an unheard of band, Darkness in Refuge. It really changed him to some extent for the better. He stopped getting into trouble as much, and put everything he had into the band. He quickly made his way up to the leader of the band, and now composes all of their work, and people actually know who they are. They play gigs at pubs all around Paris, and have even opened for a few famous bands, in the hopes of getting signed.
Unfortunately, no matter how much he puts into the band, there’s still a sadness that lurks inside of him, just waiting to burst through. He no longer wants to stay in Paris, which is, undeniably a big part of why he wants to get signed. He wants to explore the world…only, he’d rather not do it alone.


Theme Song
Welcome to my Life||Simple Plan
Do you ever feel like breaking down?
Do you ever feel out of place,
Like somehow you just don't belong
And no one understands you?
Do you ever wanna run away?
Do you lock yourself in your room
With the radio on turned up so loud
That no one hears you're screaming?

No, you don't know what it's like
When nothing feels all right
You don't know what it's like
To be like me

To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No, you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life

Do you wanna be somebody else?
Are you sick of feeling so left out?
Are you desperate to find something more
Before your life is over?
Are you stuck inside a world you hate?
Are you sick of everyone around?
With their big fake smiles and stupid lies
While deep inside you're bleeding

No, you don't know what it's like
When nothing feels all right
You don't know what it's like
To be like me

To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life

No one ever lied straight to your face
And no one ever stabbed you in the back
You might think I'm happy but I'm not gonna be okay
Everybody always gave you what you wanted
You never had to work it was always there
You don't know what it's like, what it's like

To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No, you don't know what it's like (What it's like)

To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No, you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life
Welcome to my life
Welcome to my life

So begins...

Damian Xander Ackerman's Story

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The airport was full of travelers waiting to board there plane that would sweep them off to their destination for the summer. Paris was right outside the big bay windows of the international airport, how they had decide on Paris was simply the thought of escaping to the iconic city of love for the summer, that and the fact that about a year ago she started a pen pal relationship with someone from Paris and they been wanting to meet up for a while.

Minnie and Arabelle waited outside the terminal for Chris and Lily to arrive. They had all take separate flights having to finish up some things, they weren’t all able to leave at the same time. The sisters sat in silence not because they were mad at each other, but because they didn’t really know each other, they didn’t have that sisterly bond, not only because of the age gap, but because they had always had a sort of silent animosity towards each other. Minnie hated it, in fact she loved her little sister more than anything and maybe that’s why she had let her tag along, because deep down she hoped maybe this trip just might bring them closer together, maybe they could finally form that sisterly bond.

She glanced through her E-mails clicking on her most recent one from one Damian Ackerman, her pen pal, he had gotten her through a lot of her lonely moments in college, as stupid as it sounded, even though they had never met, they had become really good friends. She had told him that they were planning to come to Paris and in return he had given her a few of his shows that were coming up. She was excited about it, but she wasn’t sure how the Triple threat would react, Chris would not be okay with the fact that they had never met and Lily would more than likely give her a small lecture and then ask if he was cute. She laughed to herself at the thought before glancing to her sister. “Flight 421 From New York has just landed.” The announcement made Minnie stop and look up, Lily and Chris had both been able to get the same flight.

She’d be lying if she said she wasn’t a little nervous about seeing her old friends, she missed them so much. She was simply hoping that no secrets would be dug up from their past and that they could just have a good time. Minnie stood up and straightened out her short sundress and glanced to her sister “That’s them, sounds like they’ll be getting off any second.” She smiled tugging her purse up her shoulder a bit. “You have your pass port on you right?” she had asked this question several time like a worried mother, she knew her sister was more than likely becoming irritated with her. “Come on Ara.” She said offering her hand so they could go meet Lily and Chris at their gate.

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Ara stepped off the plane with her sister in quite a hurry, feeling exhausted and jet-lagged from the flight, but she wasn't about to complain. Paris. She was in PARIS, for hell's sake. Who could complain about that?

She sat with her sister in utter silence, one that she had expected even before asking to come with her, Chris and Lil. Her intentions to begin with were really all out of good fun. She would come to Paris, have a good time, and maybe possibly get back at her sister in the process. She was stressed out with life back home, and was ready for a break: Paris would bring just that. And possibly a little summer romance along the way?

Crossing her legs, Ara looked down at herself, then pulled her dress down slightly. It had been a bit short, and, although she didn't mind, a part of her was just waiting for her sister to say something. She pulled her long curls to the side, then looked at her sister as she offered her hand and spoke. “That’s them, sounds like they’ll be getting off any second,” then only moments later, "You have your passport, right?" Ara rolled her eyes and stood up on her own, hearing that Chris and Lil's flight had landed. "Yes, for the third time, yes. You do realize the point of me coming with you was to get away from mom, right?" then she simply shrugged, and pulled her bag over her shoulder. She hadn't meant for the attitude to slip through, but the stress of school and her parents' made that almost impossible. She loved her sister deep down, but they had never been close. And she had never seen her sister make an attempt; therefore, neither had she.

"I need some coffee pretty soon, I'm running out of energy," Ara said as she followed Minnie towards the terminal in which Chris and Lil would be exiting. It had been awhile since she had seen either of them. She smiled slightly at the thought of seeing Chris after it had been so long. Those butterflies in her stomach came back just slightly, and she pushed the thought aside. Someone like Chris would never go after her. It did not help that his bestfriend was her own sister, or the fact that she was so much younger. "Hello, summer."







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Damian stepped out of the shower, grabbing the black towel that awaited him as always, quickly wrapping it around his waist as he made his way through his bedroom, and into the kitchen to where his phone was; seven new messages. All about the show. It's funny, as popular as their band was becoming, the only time anyone ever took the time to get in touch with him was to talk about the next gig. No one cared about Damian for himself. But this didn't bother him; he was used to it.

"Certains de mes amis," some friends, he thought aloud to himself as he stepped back into his bedroom, cracking the door. He knew Drake, his roommate of the moment wouldn't be home for the next few hours, and besides, he wasn't the shy type. Pulling on some black skinnies, and an extremely low-cut grey V-neck, he looked into the mirror that rest opposite of the wall. Decent enough.

Spending the next twenty minutes fixing his hair and spraying some Axe to 'freshen up,' he walked out of the bathroom a new person. The only thing left were the few rings he had to slip on, along with his upside down cross necklace. Grabbing his black leather jacket, he grabbed his keys and made his way out the door, and down the stairs, throwing on his jacket in the process.

He was more excited than usual, because tonight, if all plans went right, he would be meeting M, as he referred to her, his long-time pen pal, and friend. Truth is, this girl had gotten him through some of his darkest periods, and he had never even met her. Either way, the gig came first. He wouldn't let the let down of her not showing up get him down, if that happened to be the case; atleast that's what he told himself as he caught the next cab to take him to the pub.